Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:19-20
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8
People usually equate Matthew 18:19-20 to a church gathering. But it can really apply to any gathering of Christians anywhere at anytime, especially a family. When one person marries another believer, they are now two believers under the same roof. When they then begin having children and those children become Christians, everyone is united in belief together, and God promises to always be with you. What an awesome truth! God is in our house all the time!
Many times it can be easy to feel as if God is not right there in our homes, especially when the kids are screaming, when they disobey, when my spouse and I have a disagreement, or when everything seems to be going wrong. That little lie—“God’s not with you!”—the devil wants us to believe, and he will speak it in our ears relentlessly. God, however, promises in scripture that He will never leave a believing family. He repeats many times in scripture that He “will never leave you nor forsake you.” When we hear that lie from Satan, we must remind ourselves of God’s promise to be with us.
Today’s Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for creating relationships and family. Thank You for Your promises that when we gather together in Your precious name, You will bless us with Your presence. When life seems out of control, please whisper to me the truth. Keep me focused on You, and don’t let me succumb to the lies of the enemy. In Jesus’ name, Amen.